A Manitoba rink has successfully defended its title at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

Kerri Einarson along with third Val Sweeting, second Shannon Birchard and lead Briane Meilleur have captured the Canadian Women's Curling Championship for the second straight year.

The Gimli Curling Club foursome defeated Ontario's Rachel Homan 9-7 Sunday night in the final of the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary and collected the top prize of $100,000.

They also earned a berth at the 2022 Scotties in Thunder Bay.

Einarson was named the 2021 winner of the Sandra Schmirler Playoff Most Valuable Player Award.

It's the 10th time a Team Canada entry has won the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.


Written by Clayton Dreger